The Twelve Days of Christmas Ornaments

by Josée

Last year I had plans to make tree ornaments for the twelve days of Christmas, but after making all the Jesse Tree ornaments I was done. making. ornaments. After seeing Chelsea’s Advent calendar last week I was inspired! I decided to make the twelve days of Christmas ornaments out of modeling clay.

I managed to make the first five ornaments today. My plan is to give Monkey an ornament for each of the twelve days of Christmas, which go from December 25th to January 6th, wait isn’t that thirteen days? Apparently you don’t count January 6th.

I decided to model the ornaments after the song The Twelve Days of Christmas. Some people believe that the verses of this song have catechetical meanings, others (Snopes.com) claims this is false but that the song may have been confused with another song called A New Dial. I like the meaning behind the song whether it’s true or not.

A partridge in a pear tree – Jesus Christ, the Son of God
Two turtle dove – The Old and New Testament of the Bible
Three French hens – the three theological virtues: Faith, Hope and Love
Four calling birds – the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

Five Gold Ring – the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy

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Elisa December 25, 2010 - 3:51 am

Wow! Good job. These look fantastic. I want to make ornaments next year. Merry Christmas!

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